FEST FORWARD Coproduction Market Announces Lineup


    BELGRADE: Ten Serbian and ten foreign projects have been selected for the third edition of FEST FORWARD, the industry segment of the Belgrade International Film Festival – FEST, unspooling from 24 February to 5 March 2017.

    The selected Serbian projects, which will be presented to both foreign and domestic producers, distributors, sales agents, festival representatives and film fund directors on 4 and 5 March 2017, are feature and documentary films in various stages of development. They will be presented within the framework of a two-day workshop organised by Film Center Serbia and run by Gabriele Brunnenmeyer, who also selected the projects. After the workshop, the producers and directors will present their projects during pitching sessions and one-on-one meetings with the guests of FEST FORWARD. The projects are vying for 4,000 EUR given by Film Center Serbia.

    Foreign projects are part of the “Women in Film” lineup with a special focus on feature films and documentaries about women and/or directed by women. The ten projects were selected by Sarajevo Film Festival programmer, screenwriter and professor Elma Tataragić and are also competing for a 4,000 EUR award given by Film Center Serbia and the European Women’s Audiovisual Network.

    The ten Serbian projects are:

    Do Not Come Home, Documentary
    Directed by Danilo Lazović and Miloš Ljubomirović

    Domino Effect, Feature film
    Directed by Radoslav Pavković

    The Heroes Were Dancing, Feature film
    Directed by Nikola Ljuca

    So Help Us God, Feature film
    Directed by Slobodan Šijan

    Sonia, Documentary
    Directed by Marta Popivoda

    Aunts, Documentary
    Directed by a group of directors

    There Will Be Hell to Pay, Feature film
    Directed by Gvozden Đurić

    Trails of Chul, Feature film
    Directed by Danilo Bećković

    Ultra Munze Konza, Documentary
    Directed by Jelena Maksimović and Dušan Grubin

    Witch Hunters, Feature film
    Directed by Raško Miljković
    The ten foreign projects are:

    The Black Wedding (Serbia), Documentary
    Directed by Dragan Nikolić

    Closed for Public (Croatia), Feature film
    Directed by Vanja Sviličić

    Forbidden Pilgrimage (Belgium, the Netherlands, France), Documentary
    Directed by Ellen Vermeulen

    Fortnight (Poland), Feature film
    Directed by Agnieszka Woszczynska

    From Space with Love (Bulgaria), Feature film
    Directed by Yassen Genadiev

    Sister (Macedonia), Feature film
    Directed by Dina Duma

    Son (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Feature film
    Directed by Ines Tanović

    Vesper Seeds (Lithuania), Feature film
    Directed by Kristina Bouzyte and Bruno Samper

    We Didn’t Talk About the End (Serbia), Feature film
    Directed by Mina Đukić

    Zenit (Germany, Austria, Serbia), Docu-fiction
    Directed by Miona Bogović and Anna Hoffner